Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown left Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup against the Saints after injuring his right knee. After the game, head coach Bruce Arians wasn’t concerned but was going to wait for official MRI results Monday afternoon.
On Tuesday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported some good news on Tampa Bay’s veteran receiver.
#Bucs WR Antonio Brown, who injured his knee and underwent an MRI following the game, did not suffer a serious injury, sources say. He’s considered day-to-day in preparation for the NFC Title Game vs the #Packers.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 19, 2021
Brown, whose first game in a Buccaneers uniform came in Week 9 against the Saints at Raymond James Stadium, got things going for himself and became a big contributor for the offense near the end of the regular season where he finished with four touchdowns in the final three games of 2020, then recorded another touchdown in the Wild Card game against Washington.
Brown’s lone reception came during the final possession of the first half for 10 yards and a first down which helped Tampa Bay kick a field goal as time expired to tie the game.
If the Bucs are able to get Brown practicing and healthy for the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, that’ll be another offensive threat the Packers defense will have to worry about.